The Sunshine Review is Seeking Submissions for Issue 1

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

If you have visited my website this month, you may have noticed a password-protected page titled The Sunshine Review. And today, I’m going to tell you what that’s about.

I have toyed with the idea of starting my own literary magazine since late last year, and I finally pulled the trigger on that dream earlier this month.

The Sunshine Review Logo

I’ve wanted to start a literary magazine because I miss my time as a fiction editor in university, and I want to give back to the writing community in some small way. I hope you’ll join me by either submitting your poetry or short stories or reading the magazine once the first issue is released.

How to Submit to The Sunshine Review

For the first issue, I’d like submissions on the theme of love. 

This year has been a bit of a disaster, and I want to start 2021 on an upbeat note, so send me happy stories about love. It can be about the love you have for your friends and family. Or activities that you’ve missed doing this past year. 

Love isn’t all about being mushy with one another. It can be uplifting and encouraging, as well. So explore what love looks like and what it means to you. I am looking for pieces with strong imagery that leave you thinking about something long after the last word. 

The Submission Details

If you’d like to submit to The Sunshine Review, here’s what you will need to know:

  • Poets may submit up to three poems of up to 500 words each.
  • Authors of prose may submit one story of up to 1,500 words. Anything more than this will not be accepted. 

The deadline to submit is December 30, 2020. And I hope to release the first issue on February 14, 2021. 

Authors may submit once per submission period. Please send everything to with the subject heading [CATEGORY – PROSE or POETRY] SUBMISSION + TITLE. I also want to see a short author’s bio (150 words). 

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, and I can’t wait to read your submissions.

Before we go, I have a favor to ask. Could you please tell your writer friends about the opportunity? I’d appreciate it! You can also follow us on Instagram.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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